Most people have never used handmade, cold process soap before. In fact, most people have never used soap before! What do you mean?
If you look at the packaging detail on the commercial soaps you find in the store, it’s unlikely you will find the term “soap” on the package! Why? Because store-bought soap is usually made with chemical detergents, hardeners and synthetic lathering agents. These ingredients can be drying or irritating to the skin. Handmade soap is created from scratch, using plant oils and water or other nourishing liquids. LYE is then added to saponify the oils & liquids. Pure soap does not contain harsh ingredients and qualifies as ‘soap’.
Handmade soap is much gentler on the skin and can be customised to suit your own skin type. This is especially wonderful if you have problem skin and need something soothing and natural that will not further irritate your skin. If you have never used handmade soap before, give it a try, your skin will love it!
Handmade soap is that it needs to go through a curing process before it can be used. After removing the soap from the mold, it needs to cure for about 4-6 weeks. This creates a firmer bar that lasts longer and also ensures that the pH levels are right for your skin before using it.
If you would like to find out more about making your own soap at home, read this post on How To Make Soap.